The trustees are planning a church workday on Saturday, September 10th from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. The workday is an inside workday focusing on the washing of all windows and doors in the Office, Crichton Hall and the Sanctuary, as well as finishing off the painting in the Parsonage. Your help will allow the church to put our best foot forward to visitors.
Will You Share Your Vision with Your Church?
In the midst of all our maintenance issues and disruption, we are trying to come up for a vision for the future of our church. Is it expanding our services to the poor and hungry in our community through an expanded RESTORE? Is it seeking more families with children through our scouting and children’s programs? Are we serving couples and singles 50 years old and above as a destination worship center? As we reach our 170th year of existence what is the long-term future of RUMC?
On Tuesday, August 16th, in the church library, we plan to come together for a brainstorming session to explore what our Church can offer to our community. Please make every effort to attend this session as your thoughts and opinions matter.
UMM Meeting on August 1st
The RUMC United Methodist Men will be meeting in Crichton Hall on Monday, August 1st after taking two months off for the summer.
The United Methodist Women are still on vacation and will hold their first meeting on the first Monday in September. However, the UMW will be sponsoring their third after-church luncheon to be held at Cabo’s Cantina Grill, 5942 Providence Road on Sunday, August 7th.
Upcoming Care Committee Events
On Sunday, August 14th, the Care Committee is sponsoring a Pizza and Salad event immediately after the service. Since this will be the first Sunday in which services will be held in the Fellowship Hall, this is an opportunity for you to get fed spiritually and physically from the same location.
On Labor Day Sunday, September 4th, the Committee will be sponsoring Patriotic Dessert Day. On that Sunday, bring in your dessert to share after the service.
The Care Committee is also working on re-forming Care Teams. The leader of each Care Team would call or contact everyone on his or her team (a small group, a Sunday school class, etc.) once a month to see if there are any health, personal or financial issues that team members want to share with the church. This is a way for us to keep in touch with all our members on a continuing basis. If you are interested in being a Care Team leader for your group, contact Connie Mosley at 766-7104.
Free Food Distribution at Resurrection Catholic Church
There will be a free food distribution at Resurrection Catholic Church on Saturday, July 30th from 10 AM to 1 PM. Food will be distributed to 500 families on a first come, first served basis. Documentation is not needed, and distribution is not limited to veterans. The program is being sponsored by State Representative Ross Spano, Farm Share, the LIBRE Initiative and Resurrection Catholic Church.